Immerse your performer in the musical theater experience at our 2019 Musical Theater Camp, now in its 9th season.

This year’s director, Jeff Bender, currently oversees the Sight & Sound Conservatory.  He has acted in, written, directed and produced musicals at Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

In two short weeks, two casts – a junior high and a senior high – will prepare and perform two full-production musicals in a performance center, with a live pit orchestra, under the guidance of a professional director and choreographer, along with a full crew including set designer, stage manager, prop manager, and costume coordinator.

In addition, each day your theater enthusiast will enjoy group activities, including workshops, presentations by professional Broadway guest artists, master classes, improv exercises, dance intensives, vocal training, and more.

Program Eligibility (Based on their age as of the first day of camp):

  • Junior High (ages 11-13)
  • Senior High, including seniors who graduate in 2019 (ages 14-18)

Camp and Performance Location: 


  • Camp: July 22nd – August 4th, 2019 (2 weeks, full days)
  • Junior High Performances: August 3rd at 3:00PM  and 7:00PM
  • Senior High Performances: August 4th at 3:00PM  and 7:00PM


  • Senior high production: Newsies
  • Junior high production: Matilda


  • Mr. Jeff Bender – Director (Senior High Production)
  • Elisa Schaffer – Senior High Musical Director
  • Mrs. Jennifer O’Leary – Director (Junior High Production)
  • Miss Kimberly Jackson – Choreographer and Dance Instructor
  • Bill Briggs – Orchestra Conductor and Executive Director, Faith Center for the Arts
  • Dan Koppenaal – Tech and Sound
  • Steve DeBeus – Photography
  • JeanMarie Kozan – Camp Coordinator

Daily Schedule:

Note: Area classes include voice, acting, dance, costuming, set construction, and concentrated cast groups.


For Faith Center families with current memberships (2018-2019 school year):

  • Early Bird Special Registration for : $550 for February 28th-April 15th
  • Registration: $600 for April 16th – June 15th
  • Late Registration: $650 for after June 16th
Note that the reduced price for members will be automatically applied as a $100 discount at checkout.

For Families without current memberships:

  • Early Bird Special Registration for : $650 for February 28th-April 15th
  • Registration: $700 for April 16th – June 15th
  • Late Registration: $750 for after June 16th

*A $25 registration fee is also applied at checkout (waived for families with current memberships)


  • Auditions will be required to obtain roles in the final performances.  Please review the audition requirements.
  • Audition sign ups – once you have completed registration, when available, you may sign up for an audition slot here.
  • Complete and submit both the Media and Medical Release Form and the Measurement Form by June 1, 2019.  
  • Campers are expected to learn the script and songs prior to camp.
  • If you have questions contact .


Faith Center reserves the right to cancel any camp if minimum enrollments are not met.  In the event the camp is cancelled due to low enrollment, campers will be able to transfer to another Faith Center camp (with applicable tuition adjustments) or receive a full refund.